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Is Verizon’s Wavelengths deal different from AT&T’s Azure partnership?

Verizon was not the only major operator signing up for Amazon Web Services’ Wavelengths edge/5G proposition at re:Invent. Other operators which were acknowledging the wisdom of making a friend out of AWS, rather than investing in a go-it-alone cloud/edge strategy, were Vodafone in Europe, KDDI in Japan, and SK Telecom in South Korea. All three will launch deployments in 2020 and AWS promised “more global partners” to come. Vodafone says it will run AWS Wavelength “in strategic locations” within its 5G network, starting in the UK and Germany. “With Europe’s largest 5G network across 58 cities and as a global leader in the IoT with over 90m connections, Vodafone is pleased to be the first telco to introduce AWS Wavelength…

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